The late Conner Byestewa, Jr. was the Director of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Regulatory Office for the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Mr. Byestewa tirelessly served his Tribe in many capabilities. He was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Council, and served as an advisor to a number of environmental and agricultural boards and work groups. Mr. Byestewa was an integral member of the Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) for EPA, Region 9.
The foundation of Conner Byestewa Jr’s work continues today through his examples of Environmental Growth commitment not only on the tribal level, but encompassed work at the state and federal levels. The Conner Byestewa Jr. Environmental Award was made in his honor to recognize the efforts of individuals that have made and strengthened tribal self-government and improved human health and Environmental conditions within Indian Country in EPA Region 9.
When nominating an individual please a brief description of the individual and include examples of the work they have done that models what the Conner Byestewa Jr Award stands for (please refer to description above).